The last time I straightened my hair was in March, and I've been rocking my natural texture since the beginning of April. I just checked the weather reports and this weekend is going to be humidity-free, buuuuut I'm not really pressed to press my hair (pardon me for the play on words).
I have been feeling uber comfortable in my natural texture (probably because I have one now), moreso than I've ever been. I've always been natural, but I'm really confident in my natural hair these days.
For example: I wore my hair in a protective style on Monday and Tuesday and I HATE protective styling. I fell asleep in my deep conditioner on Sunday night, so on Monday morning I rinsed out the conditioner and then threw my hair into 5 flat twists (the same way I did to get the twist-out in this post).
I would NEVER have felt comfortable to wear my hair like this before. To me, styles like these were strictly to prepare for big hair, not to be worn out of the house. But I liked it, and I got compliments from friends who saw me that day. Of course this new-found love doesn't mean I'll NEVER straighten my hair again. It just means that I may end up straightening a lot less often than I previously anticipated...
I got a perfectly defined twistout with only 5 flat twists. I don't even know how that's possible! I never used to do twistouts because I didn't have the time to twist my entire head full of twists, just to take them out again. Plus whenever I twisted my hair, it would just unravel back out.
I put my hair into 5 flat twists just to give it some texture for an updo.
I used Shea Moisture's Hold & Shine Moisture Mist to moisturize and dampen my hair, and then used EVCO to seal the moisture in. After my hair was completely dry, I took out the twists and got these results...
I'm amazed. I've tried it several times just to make sure it isn't a fluke, and it's not! It actually works every time! And it's so quick and easy to do! I like the results best when I do the flat twists on hair that was previously in a braidout, versus my freshly-washed hair.
What do you think? How do you achieve a great twist-out?
I picked up a few things at Target the other day. I re-upped on some aloe vera gel so I could set my hair in Curlformers, and I bought some more Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk for my leave-in conditioner and Raw Shea Deep Treatment Masque for deep conditioning. I bought 2 bottles (only 1 is shown) of V05 Pomegranate Conditioner. This is definitely the BEST cowash conditioner I've ever used, so I make sure to buy more than one bottle at a time.
I also bought a few new things. I decided to try Shea Moisture's Hold & Shine Moisture Mist as a new way to moisturize my Curlformed hair. I figure I can just spray this on and then seal with EVCO. Maybe that will let the styles last longer? We'll see. I also purchased some Ponds make-up remover/cleansing wipes. I like that they have exfoliating beads. And I purchased liquid foundation for the first time! Gaaaah! I love Maybelline cosmetics, so I decided to try their Fit Me foundation (#320) and I LOVE IT!!!!!! It makes my skin look super flawless and radiant. There's no better accessory for amazing hair than flawless-looking skin!
This is what my hair used to look like when I was MUCH younger. Then it basically was a fro during most of my childhood without any real curl pattern. After I started doing my own hair, the texture changed until it became an EXTREMELY loose wave in college. And now I have a curl patter again. I know I've posted on this before, but...it boggles my mind every time I cowash o_O